I Am We are

I Am We are

I hold the Earth and stand firm. I nourish my Love will flourish and grow. I set roots deep in the ground. I grow tall. The OAK tree within me gives shelter, shade and protection. As this OAK I gently bend in the breeze. I embrace Air and flow and float and refresh and rejuvenate. […]

The Wisdom Of The Sands

The Wisdom Of The Sands

This ancient Sufi story of a stream who couldn’t cross a desert because it didn’t want to give up being a stream really give us a glimpse into life doesn’t it? People, every culture, age, belief system, geography and socio economic group experience the challenge of facing identity and greatness while remaining unwilling to let […]

I Want To Know

I Want To Know

I didn’t call you into my life to mend repair or nurse me back to health. I want to know if you can see my strength without the need to heal or fix me. I didn’t ask for a Guru to guide lead or direct me out of the darkness. I want to know if […]

It Begins With Love To

It Begins With Love To

Love. Everything begins and ends with Love. We begin and end with Love. Love – the coming together of two bodies making love – creating friction – resolving tension – calling in a spark of life – making babies. Love – that invisible link we have to our children that makes us feel so accountable […]

If I Were a Fish

If I Were a Fish

If I were a fish and swam in a creek would my entire universe look two dimensional? I could swim forward and backwards – one side and then the other. Would I conceive of an UP – beyond the surface of the water? So if I were a fish and I mentioned to the other […]

Thank God for the ATO

Thank God for the ATO

On the big screen adaptation of life as business we can see the series and episode catalogues and marvel at the storyline so far. The labyrinthine spiritual journey to the centre of self, the Architecture of accountability structure, the mythic struggle for Global advocacy viewed through the latest cause, the large loyal loving loud family, […]

Magic Carpet Ride

Magic Carpet Ride

It looks Persian perhaps. Faded dark reds, muted blues, patches of yellow trying to break through jaded greens amidst swirls of stories told in symbols of chest combs, mother goddess hands and ram’s horns. This enormous carpet is heavily textured, edged in brocades of old golds, thickly woven around motifs of birds and fetters and […]

Tell Me What To Do

Tell Me What To Do

I recently met “Mark” at one of my training events. “Mark” lives in Melbourne in a million dollar apartment, very well groomed and good looking, is a highly educated man of 35, wealthy with a well paid job, in a nice long term relationship with a lovely girl, socially well connected, owns an impressive library […]

Drive Around Me

Drive Around Me

My beloved brand new Peugot was waiting for me at home after five weeks of being a New Yorker pedestrian. I hop in, turn the key, and nothing happens. Shit the battery has gone dead! Roadside Assist arrive within the hour to start my car and it is recommended that I drive for at least […]

Hronia Polla to me

Hronia Polla to me

Hronia Polla to me – a ninth generation skip celebrating my Greek name day and pondering my insatiable addiction to all things Mediterranean. I’m the first “Nichola” in my anglo saxon family but not the last – thanks to my son Niko. Family legend “has it” that my newly married parents lived with their Italian […]